Year: 1983 Source: Substance and Alcohol Actions-Misuse, v.4, (1983), p.121-127 SIEC No: 19840240

This review cities evidence for the strong association between alcohol use & suicide from both follow-up & retrospective studies. Possible reasons for the association are reviewed (psychological & social factors, interdependency, pharmacological & possible genetic causes). It is noted that although alcohol use & depression are major risk factors for suicide & parasuicide, intervention may be extremely difficult. (KSD)